Done in 60 seconds

Your job in this project is to make a movie!!!


  • The film must last 60 seconds or less
  • The film must be a remake of a real film

The idea for this project comes from Empire Magazines competition Done in 60 secs.


  • Remember it will take a lot of planning to prepare for this task - you will not be able to just start. Use the design cycle to help you with this. You will need to hand in your plan as part of this project.
  • We will be using Windows Movie Maker for this project (you are welcome to use other software if you have it on your own computers)
  • If you need the original movie or sections of it, you will need to bring it in in a form we can use. You can also film sections.
  • Think about the task - it is hard to tell a 2 hour story in 60 seconds, so will need to think about your audience - if they know the story already it will be easier for them to follow - so choose something well known.
  • Storyboard your original movie and try to pick out the few points that make the movie recognisable
  • Storyboard what you will do for your short film. Here are some resources that could be useful for storyboarding. Storyboarding the Simpson's way, Stepsheets, A storyboard on how to make storyboards

Some examples

These are from the Done in 60 secs competition on YouTube. If you cannot see anything, then you do not have access to YouTube.